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Using Artificial Intelligence to Track Birds’ Dark-of-Night Migrations

On many evenings during spring and fall migration, tens of millions of birds take flight at sunset and pass over our heads, unseen in the night sky. Though these flights have been recorded for decades by the National Weather Services’ network of constantly scanning weather radars, until recently these data have been mostly out of reach for bird researchers.

Best of arXiv.org for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – July 2019

In this recurring monthly feature, we will filter all the recent research papers appearing in the arXiv.org preprint server for subjects relating to AI, machine learning and deep learning – from disciplines including statistics, mathematics and computer science – and provide you with a useful “best of” list for the month.

Actian Survey of IT Decision Makers Reveals Top Data Management Challenges and Industry Shift to Hybrid Data

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, announced the results of an IT Decision Maker (ITDM) survey. The “Actian Datacast 2019: Hybrid Data Trends Snapshot” polled over 300 IT professionals with key decision-making power in a company of at least 250 employees and asked them what their critical data management pains are.

Survey Reveals Significant Disparity in Consumer Sentiment Towards Artificial Intelligence

Blumberg Capital, a leading early-stage venture capital firm, released a new survey, “Artificial Intelligence in 2019: Getting past the adoption tipping point”, detailing consumer comfort level, knowledge of and sentiment towards artificial intelligence (AI). The findings demonstrate that we’re at a critical tipping point when it comes to consumer understanding and attitudes towards AI, as half of consumers feel optimistic while the other half feel fearful.

Field Report: KDD 2019

As a very long time member of the ACM and their SIGKDD group, I’d always wanted to attend a KDD conference (first one occurred in 1995). This year I received a gracious invitation to attend KDD2019 in Anchorage, Alaska, August 4-8. It satisfied two of my bucket list items: witnessing a KDD first-hand and also […]

AI for Legalese

Have you ever signed a lengthy legal contract you didn’t fully read? Or have you every read a contract you didn’t fully understand? Contract review is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process for everyone concerned — including contract attorneys. Help is on the way. IBM researchers are exploring ways for AI to make tedious tasks like contract review easier, faster, and more accurate.

How Companies Can be Ethical with AI

One big question in the industry these days is about the safeguards companies can take to ensure their AI is fair and ethical. Stakeholders are trying to determine how enterprises can ensure that their employees, investors and customers trust their AI technology. With AI advancing at the incredible rate that it is and being applied to diverse use cases such as criminal detection, this is an important and timely topic.

Machine Learning with Micron’s Automata Processor

A new survey paper on Micron’s Automata Processor (AP) was recently published. Since AP has many potential applications in data mining, bioinformatics, natural language processing, etc. Micron has recently stopped developing AP, however other companies such as Natural Intelligence Semiconductor, a spin-off from Micron) and some academic research centers (Center for Automata Processing at the University of Virginia) are leading the development and market-adoption of AP.

Organizations Must Address Ethics in AI to Gain Public’s Trust and Loyalty

The ethical use of AI is becoming fundamental to winning people’s trust, a new study from the Capgemini Research Institute has found. As organizations progress to harness the benefits of AI, consumers, employees and citizens are watching closely and are ready to reward or punish behavior. Those surveyed said that they would be more loyal to, purchase more from, or be an advocate for organizations whose AI interactions are deemed ethical.

AI and the Future of Work

ZipRecruiter released their latest Future of Work report – examining how AI will impact future career opportunities and how humans and technology will work together. Interestingly, the report notes that “the most successful applications of AI have been when used in partnership with humans, rather than as a replacement” – directly contradicting most employees’ fear […]